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ordered gas rationing based on your license plate number. meantime, the obama administration has ordered the purchase of as much as 22 million gallons of fuel and diesel for the areas hardest hit by sandy. many stations are closed because of damage or lack of power leading to lines that stretch for miles to get to the few stations that are open. >>> stay with news 4 and nbc washington.com for the latest on hurricane sandy's impact and remember to help the storm victims you can go to red cross.org or call 1-800-help now and also text the word red cross to 90999 to make a $10 donation. >>> montgomery county police are asking for your help in finding a suspect who sexually assaulted a woman on the capitol crescent trail. police released this sketch of the suspect. late last month a 21-year-old woman was jogging on the trail near brookway drive when a man attacked her. he knocked her out, dragged her into the woods, and sexually assaulted her. police are asking anyone with any information on this incident to come forward. >>> and a man ness jail on a $2 million bail accused of throwing pipe
obama will not see the damage sandy caused in new york city in person. the obama administration says the president wants to make sure police and rescue aren't drawn away from their response to the disaster. the president often works with local police and first responders when the president travels to a disaster zone. new york city mayor michael bloomberg says he's fine with the president's decision. >> the governor of maryland and virginia will head to their respective states. virginia governor will go to chincoteague island while maryland governor will go to ocean city, where the town saw three feet of standing water due to flooding. and o'malley will visit the town of cristfield, which saw its worst flooding since gloria in 1985. news >>> news 4's melissa mollet is live in old town, where some people believe water could get higher. >> reporter: we'll have high tide at 10:00 tonight. and tom kierein telling me tomorrow may actually be the worst of it. take a look right now. we are at king and union. this entire area, as far as i can see, both left and right, completely shut down wit
, danella. the obama administration trying the keep the gas flowing as gas stations in the mid-atlantic and northeast are dealing with what happened after sandy. the epa temporarily waived some clean air act requirements in 16 states and the district. the waiver lets gas stations sell conventional gasoline instead of cleaner burning reformulated gas. the waivers last through november 20th. >>> hurricane sandy is expected to have a major effect on financial reports in the auto and housing markets. shartia brantley joins us live with news for your money. >> reporter: good morning. auto makers like chrysler, ford, gm, will report october sales later today. sales are forecast to rise 11% from a year ago, which would make it the best october for the industry since 2007. analysts say monday's superstorm on the east coast likely led to the loss of about 100,000 vehicles. dealers should be able to make that up this month. and sandy may have been very bad news for homeowners, but it's bringing some good news to the residential construction sector. "the new york times" reports constructi
be on the way for the gas shortage. the obama administration has ordered the purchase of as much as 22 million gallons of fuel and diesel for the areas hardest hit by sandy. people in new york and new jersey are having major problems getting gas. many stations are closed because of damage or lack of power leading to long lines that stretch for miles to get a few stations -- get to a few station thas are open. dominion power crews from our area are in new jersey this morning. while the power could be back on for people in manhattan by the end of today in parts of new jersey restoring power is taking a bit longer. news 4's jim rosenthal reports from essex falls, new jersey. >> 31 degrees outside. we're freezing. we have no heat. >> reporter: desperate pleas from the powerless in essex county. residents see utility trucks and beg for relief. >> is it tough on you guys? >> yeah. we're doing our best. there's a lot of damage. >> reporter: their best means navigating around a maze of massive downed trees, 100 of them in essex fells alone slowing restoration to the customers without power in a state
. >>> president obama and chris christie toured some of damage. the president says his administration will not forget about the storm's victims. >> we're going to have a lot of work to do. i don't want anybody to feel that somehow this is all going to get cleaned up overnight. we want to make sure the people have realistic expectations. what i can promise you is the federal government will be working as closely with the state and local officials and we will not quit until this is done. >>> halloween will not take place until next monday in new jersey. governor chris christie seened an executive order postponing the holiday. he says it's too dangerous to celebrate right now in parts of his state. >>> firefighters in annapolis say a contractor was killed when a tree fell on him on home wood road just outside the naval academy. the man was part of a crew removing trees damaged by the storm. we're told the victim was in his late 40s or early 50s. >>> good morning. a new investigation is now being launched into whether lance armstrong will be able to keep his 2000 olympic bronze medal. the
in new jersey. >> all right, thank you. >>> president obama is promising a quick response from the federal government. he and new jersey governor chris christie toured some of the devastation sandy left behind. the president says his administration will not forget about the storm's victims. >> we're going to have a lot of work to do. i don't want anybody to feel that somehow this is all going to get cleaned up overnight. we want to make sure that people have realistic expectations. but what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials, and we will not quit until this is done. >> right now, fema has more than 2,000 workers on the ground in new jersey to help storm victims. >>> this morning we're getting a better perspective on how dangerous conditions were when sandy hit. take a look at some pretty dramatic video we got from the greenwich, connecticut, fire department. you can see three homes completely engulfed in flames in these pictures. firefighters say the wind, really strong winds kept them from
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